Tag Archives: motorcycle

Compression: It’s a good thing

I took my FrankenMonster in for it’s first 7500 mile service on the new engine. I was worried when my mechanic called and asked if I noticed anything weird when riding the bike. I just thought it was the price … Continue reading

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What I Ride: FrankenMonster, my moto companion

This blog really is more about my bike than about me, it certainly wouldn’t exist without it. So here is the star of the blog: She’s a 2005 Ducati Monster 620, that is now a 695, with nearly 80,000 miles … Continue reading

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75,000 miles on a Ducati Monster 620

It is past time that I wrote something looking back at the life of my 620 engine in my 2005 Ducati Monster. In September of 2014 the clutch on the bike was slipping badly, and after talking to my mechanic … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Myths: You Don’t Lay a Bike Down… (it’s called crashing)

“Both motorcyclists took evasive action and laid their motorcycles down on the sides, sliding on the asphalt. The Honda struck both motorcycles and one of the motorcyclists.” http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/cmpd-motorcycle-wreck-wendover-causes-delays/ngDBB/ “It appears that the accident occurred as the result of Mr. Lemire … Continue reading

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This is Important

There is so much to be said on the topic of Lane Sharing (or Lane Splitting or Filtering) that it’s hard to know where to start. The fact that most of the world allows it and the USA doesn’t is … Continue reading

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The Story of the FrankenMonster

It’s been a long strange road for my Monster and I. It started in 2006 when I bought a used salvaged 2005 Ducati Monster. At the time I might have paid a bit more than I needed to for it, … Continue reading

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The long way home, google is slower than I am

I took the Long Way Home late last week. A co-worker asked how many miles it was out of my way. I couldn’t remember so before heading out I mapped it out on Google, and was surprised to see that … Continue reading

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